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Happy Birthday Mr. LeBron James: 38 years for 38 records

Man of records par excellence, LeBron James (38 years old, this December 30) has a track record as long as your arm and above all a list of extraordinary individual achievements, forged upon his arrival in the league.

On the occasion of his 38th birthday, we invite you to find 38 NBA records who belong to the “King” and who are likely to remain so for a very, very long time. Especially since one of the most beautiful of all (if not the most beautiful), namely the career points record, should also fall into his hands in the coming weeks…

Regular season (10)

10K/10K/10K — LeBron James, or the only player to total at least 10,000 points, 10,000 rebounds and 10,000 career assists. Statistical feat also known as “triple-quintuple”.

1K/5K/10K/15K/20K/25K/30K/35K — LeBron James, or youngest player to reach 1,000 points (19 years – 41 days), 5,000 points (21 years – 22 days), 10,000 points (23 years – 59 days), 15,000 points (25 years – 79 days), 20,000 points (28 years – 17 days), 25,000 points (30 years – 307 days), 30,000 points (33 years – 24 days) and finally 35,000 points (36 years – 50 days) in career.

1,123 — Or the record total of consecutive games at 10+ points for LeBron James, ahead of Michael Jordan (866). His series has been ongoing since January… 2007.

1,156 — Or LeBron James’ record total of 20+ points, ahead of Karl Malone (1,134).

65 — Or the record total of LeBron James’ Player of the Week trophies, ahead of Kobe Bryant (33).

40 — Or the record total of LeBron James’ Player of the Month trophies, ahead of Kobe Bryant (17).

21 years and 138 days — LeBron James, or the youngest player to be named to the All-NBA First Team. It was in 2006.

20 — Or LeBron James’ total season record at 20+ points average, ahead of Kareem Abdul-Jabbar (17) and Karl Malone (17).

19 years and 88 days — LeBron James, or the youngest player to score 40+ points in a game. It was in March 2004.

18 years and 334 days — LeBron James, or the youngest player to score 30+ points in a game. It was in November 2003.

Playoffs (20)

11,035 — Or LeBron James’ record total of minutes, ahead of Tim Duncan (9,370).

7,631 — Or LeBron James’ record total of points, ahead of Michael Jordan (5,987).

2,725 — Or LeBron James’ record total of baskets, ahead of Kareem Abdul-Jabbar (2,356).

1,749 — Either LeBron James’ record total of free throws, ahead of Michael Jordan (1,463).

454 — Either LeBron James’ record total of interceptions, ahead of Scottie Pippen (395).

266 — Or LeBron James’ record total of games, ahead of Derek Fisher (259).

237 — This is LeBron James’ record total of 20+ points, ahead of Michael Jordan (173).

174 — Either LeBron James’ record total of victories, ahead of Derek Fisher (161).

118 — Or LeBron James’ record total of 30+ point games, ahead of Michael Jordan (109).

118 — That’s LeBron James’ record total of double-doubles at 20+ points, tied with Shaquille O’Neal.

66 — Or LeBron James’ record total of double-doubles at 30+ points, ahead of Elgin Baylor (54).

26 — Or LeBron James’ record total of triple-doubles at 20+ points, ahead of Magic Johnson (12).

25 — Or the record number of consecutive points scored by LeBron James in a game. It was in May 2007 against Detroit.

16 — Either LeBron James’ record total of double-doubles at 40+ points, ahead of Wilt Chamberlain (13).

15 — Or LeBron James’ record total of triple-doubles at 30+ points, ahead of Oscar Robertson (8).

5 — LeBron James, or the only player to make the Top 10 (overall) in the five major statistical categories: points, rebounds, assists, steals and blocks.

3 — Or the record number of different teams (Cavaliers, Heat, Lakers) with which LeBron James won a Finals MVP trophy.

3 — Or LeBron James’ record total of triple-doubles at 40+ points, ahead of Oscar Robertson (2).

1 — Or LeBron James’ record number of triple-doubles in Game 7 of the Finals. It was in 2016 (only Jerry West in 1969 and James Worthy in 1988 also achieved such a feat).

1 — Or LeBron James’ Finals series record total in triple-double average. It was 2017: 33.6 points, 12.0 rebounds and 10.0 assists per game.

All Star Game (4)

413 — Either LeBron James’ record total of points in the All-Star Game, ahead of Kobe Bryant (290).

21 years and 51 days — LeBron James, or the youngest player to win the title of All-Star Game MVP. It was in 2006.

18 — Or the record total of games played by LeBron James in the All-Star Game, tied with Kareem Abdul-Jabbar.

1 — That’s LeBron James’ record total of triple-doubles in the All-Star Game. It was in 2011 (only Michael Jordan in 1997, Dwyane Wade in 2012 and Kevin Durant in 2017 also achieved such a feat).

Others (4)

45,444 — Or LeBron James’ record total of points in the regular season AND in the playoffs, ahead of Kareem Abdul-Jabbar (44,149).

30 — Or the record total of teams against which LeBron James has scored a triple-double (only Russell Westbrook can say the same).

18 years and 182 days — LeBron James, or the youngest player to be called a first pick in a draft. It was in June 2003.

1 — That’s LeBron James’ record total of triple-doubles at the Olympics. It was in 2012 (only Alexander Belov in 1976 and Luka Doncic in 2021 also achieved such a feat).

LeBron James Percentage Bounces
Season Team GM Minimum Shots 3 points LF Off Def Early pd party Int bp CT Points
2003-04 KEY 79 40 41.7 29.0 75.4 1.3 4.2 5.5 5.9 1.9 1.7 3.5 0.7 20.9
2004-05 KEY 80 42 47.2 35.1 75.0 1.4 6.0 7.4 7.2 1.8 2.2 3.3 0.7 27.2
2005-06 KEY 79 43 48.0 33.5 73.8 1.0 6.1 7.0 6.6 2.3 1.6 3.3 0.8 31.4
2006-07 KEY 78 41 47.6 31.9 69.8 1.1 5.7 6.7 6.0 2.2 1.6 3.2 0.7 27.3
2007-08 KEY 75 40 48.4 31.5 71.2 1.8 6.1 7.9 7.2 2.2 1.8 3.4 1.1 30.0
2008-09 KEY 81 38 48.9 34.4 78.0 1.3 6.3 7.6 7.3 1.7 1.7 3.0 1.2 28.4
2009-10 KEY 76 39 50.3 33.3 76.7 0.9 6.4 7.3 8.6 1.6 1.6 3.4 1.0 29.7
2010-11 MIA 79 39 51.1 33.0 75.9 1.0 6.5 7.5 7.0 2.1 1.6 3.6 0.6 26.7
2011-12 MIA 62 38 53.1 36.2 77.1 1.5 6.4 7.9 6.2 1.6 1.9 3.4 0.8 27.2
2012-13 MIA 76 38 56.5 40.6 75.3 1.3 6.8 8.0 7.3 1.5 1.7 3.0 0.9 26.8
2013-14 MIA 77 38 56.7 37.9 75.0 1.1 5.9 6.9 6.3 1.6 1.6 3.5 0.3 27.1
2014-15 KEY 69 36 48.8 35.4 71.0 0.7 5.3 6.0 7.4 2.0 1.6 3.9 0.7 25.3
2015-16 KEY 76 36 52.0 30.9 73.1 1.5 6.0 7.4 6.8 1.9 1.4 3.3 0.6 25.3
2016-17 KEY 74 38 54.8 36.3 67.4 1.3 7.3 8.6 8.7 1.8 1.2 4.1 0.6 26.4
2017-18 KEY 82 37 54.2 36.7 73.1 1.2 7.5 8.7 9.1 1.7 1.4 4.2 0.9 27.5
2018-19 ALL 55 35 51.0 33.9 66.5 1.0 7.4 8.5 8.3 1.7 1.3 3.6 0.6 27.4
2019-20 ALL 67 35 49.3 34.8 69.3 1.0 6.9 7.8 10.2 1.8 1.2 3.9 0.5 25.3
2020-21 ALL 45 33 51.3 36.5 69.8 0.6 7.0 7.7 7.8 1.6 1.1 3.7 0.6 25.0
2021-22 ALL 56 37 52.4 35.9 75.6 1.1 7.1 8.2 6.2 2.2 1.3 3.5 1.1 30.3
2022-23 ALL 27 36 49.8 29.7 75.2 1.2 6.9 8.1 6.6 1.9 1.1 3.2 0.6 27.8
Total 1393 38 50.5 34.5 73.4 1.2 6.3 7.5 7.3 1.8 1.6 3.5 0.8 27.2

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